This Weeks News

Date: December 2, 2018

Team Prayers at St Matthew’s on Thursday at 12.30pm followed by Team Meeting at 1pm

Tuesday, 7.30pm at St John’s A service of Prayer for the Mission of the Parish of Wimbledon. A time to pray with music and silence to reflect on God’s calling to our Churches All welcome, please come along.

Sunday 9h December 10.15am Service will be our ‘All Welcome Service’ with the added fun of decorating the wonderful Christmas tree. Please do come along and encourage the little ones to take part!

Sunday 16th December 10.15am Service will be Bruce’s last at St John’s. Please come along and join Bruce and his family for refreshments and cakes after the service.

Carols by Candlelight service takes place on Sunday 16th December at 6:30pm. This family service takes for format of nine lessons and carols telling the Christmas story and celebrating the birth of Jesus, with the opening carol Once in Royal David City, choral classics sung by the St John’s Singers, and plenty of favourite congregational carols. The service is followed by mince pies and mulled wine.

Experience a magical hour of carols in St John’s on Wednesday at 7.30pm The Telling, a fascinating group of musicians made up of voice, harps and percussion will perform carols from the Middle Ages and traditional carols from around Europe. Tickets £15 (£12 concessions) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-telling-story-of-the-carol-tickets-51648777885 or on the door. More information about The Telling on their website https://www.thetelling.co.uk/

Christmas with Sonoro takes place on Wednesday 19th December at 7:30pm here at St. Johns. With choral favourites by John Rutter, Michael Higgins, Herbert Howells and Will Todd and carols for all to sing. Neil Ferris conductor, Michal Higgins organ, Soo Bishop trumpet. Free mince pies and mulled wine. Tickets from www.sonoromusic.com or talk to Sean.

Faith in Action Urgently needs men’s clothes. They are in need of jeans, polo shirts, T-shirts, jumpers, jackets, anything that would be good for layering as the weather gets colder. If you bring clothes to St John’s, Jane Long or May Nicholl will take them to FIA

Merton Night Shelter. Thanks so much to everyone who has volunteered – we now have plenty of chefs, and nearly all hosting slots filled.  We have one evening slot left on each evening except 12th Jan, and one night slot to fill on 22nd Dec.  If you feel able to help, please let Jane know. NB If you are new to the night shelter, please remember the training session today,, 3-5pm at the YMCA on the Broadway.

Church of England Children’s Society Box Holders Another year has flashed by and we need to have your collection box back by Sunday 16th December at the latest. Hopefully we can beat last year’s figure of £797.39 (an average of £31.90 per box holder). Every pound, penny and other coins collected in your Box, plus any cheques made payable to the Church of England Children’s Society are also most welcome. These vital funds go towards fighting childhood poverty, harm, abuse and neglect and your commitment is vital. Please leave your box in the Church Vestry, or drop it round to 3 St John’s Road. Mark Liversedge has offered to come and collect it, if it’s more convenient. Please contact Mark on 07803397317 for further information. Many Thanks.

Future Wimbledon’s Masterplan detailing proposals for developing the town centre is now online for viewing at www.merton.gov.uk/planning-and-buildings/regeneration-projects/future-wimbledon. Responses invited – deadline 6 January. See also www.wimbledontowncentre.com a friends group set up to give local people a voice and influence on shaping Wimbledon’s future.

Service times

Sunday

8:30am Holy Communion (BCP)
10:15am Sung Eucharist

2nd Sunday of the month

10:15am All Welcome Service